Pocket-Friendly Dining: Indian Railways Launches Rs 20 and Rs 50 Economy Meals at 6 Stations, Pune Included

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Pune, 20th July 2023: In a major initiative to enhance passenger experience, Indian Railways announces the introduction of economy meals at select platforms, conveniently located near General Second Class (GS) coaches. The meals will be provided in collaboration with the renowned catering services of Refreshment Room and Jan Ahaar, operated by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).

Starting immediately, passengers can avail two options for their on-the-go meals – a pocket-friendly ₹20 meal and a more substantial ₹50 meal, catering to the diverse needs of travelers. The meals will be freshly prepared, ensuring both quality and hygiene.

Central Railways (CR) has already identified the following stations where the facility is now operational:

Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT)
A senior railway official mentioned that more stations are being identified and will be added to the list in the coming weeks.

The introduction of economy meals at platforms near GS coaches is expected to be a game-changer for budget-conscious travelers and those looking for a quick and tasty meal during their rail journeys. Passengers can now savor a range of freshly prepared dishes without the need to leave the platform, saving both time and effort.

Railway authorities encourage feedback from passengers regarding the menu and overall experience to continuously improve the service and cater to the evolving preferences of the travelers.